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Shanklin Hotel clear up damaging claims made on social media about coach party from Leicester

Daishs hotel in shanklin

The damaging claims that the hotel had a coach party of residents from locked-down Leicester have been refuted by the Isle of Wight holiday firm

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Petition against housing on Seaclose Park reaches 1,600+ signatures, as Cllr Price seeks support from councillors

Matt Price (after lockdown)

Cllr Matt Price sets out why he is opposed to houses being built on part of Seaclose Park and why he'll be trying to seek support from other councillors

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 10:52am

By Matthew Price with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight young people invited to join Police Youth Independent Advisory Group

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Being part of the Youth IAG will give you first-hand insight into policing, investigations and the community, and will also provide a platform for you to develop your skills for your CV and future career

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 10:27am

By Hampshire Constabulary

The Great Indoors Weekender: All invited to take part

IW Virtual Summer Camp

The Great Indoors Weekender has surprise celebrity guests, cooking, crafts, music and more, young people will get the chance to camp out and have fun, while learning skills for life – all from home

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 10:14am

By Malcolm Cox

Not all playgrounds will reopen this Saturday: Here are the ones that will

girl on a roundabout

Some playgrounds are managed local councils who say they're not quite ready to reopen their playgrounds yet. Here's the list of those that will reopen

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

£1.3m purchase of Venture Quays by Isle of Wight council scrutinised

Venture Quays

"We need to keep that engineering heritage", "We can buy this and keep this site for the Island", “It is our decision, we will own it and we will take responsibility for it” and "we will keep a really good reputation for being business-friendly" are just some of the comments by councillors discussing the purchase of Venture Quays

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 8:49am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Chancellor announces massive VAT cut for tourism sector

bucket and spade on beach

A "suite of measures" have been announced, designed to help the tourism recover from the impact of Covid-19

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 2:12pm

By Michael Sims with 3 readers' comments

Hard work of Isle of Wight care homes means no new Covid-19 cases since 24th May

happy older woman

At one stage of the pandemic, Coronavirus was present in more a third of care homes on the Island, but the spread has now been brought under control

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 1:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Event celebrating the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival postponed until 2021 due to Coronavirus

Typewriter with the words Postpone typed on paper

Organisers of the event have reluctantly accepted that Covid-19 restrictions made this September’s Festival impossible to stage

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:39pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge to be out for ten days for maintenance works

floating bridge suspended sign

The work could not be scheduled earlier during lockdown, but is anticipated to be completed in time for the summer holidays

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

It’s confirmed! Otters have returned to the Isle of Wight

Lutra lutra

Although a number of reports had been received in the past few years, surveys have now shown that otters are active along the river upstream of Horringford

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 11:58am

By Joel Bateman with 4 readers' comments